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Data hacked from US government dates back to 1985: official – Reuters

Saturday, June 06, 2015

WASHINGTON Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyber attacks on federal networks. The breach of computer systems of the Office of Personnel Management was disclosed on Thursday by the Obama administration, which said records of up to 4 million current and…

Chris Christie: Hillary Clinton is clueless on voter fraud – CBS News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Watch “Face the Nation” this Sunday to see the full interview. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t think much of Hillary Clinton’s recent proposals to expand access to the ballot box. Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, accused Republicans in a speech on Thursday of trying to depress turnout among voting blocs that typically side with Democrats by passing restrictive voter identification laws and other measures….

Meet Marco Rubio, Miami driver – Miami Herald

Saturday, June 06, 2015

So Marco Rubio, Republican presidential candidate, got four traffic tickets in the past 18 years. News? The New York Times thought so, in a blog post that also dinged his wife, Jeanette, for her 13 infractions in the same period. But what’s news in New York — where subways and taxis rule, and it’s next to madness to get behind a steering wheel — is a yawner in Florida, where…

FBI aware of multiple potential victims in Hastert case – CBS News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Last Updated Jun 5, 2015 7:29 PM EDT CBS News has learned that during the investigation into Dennis Hastert, the FBI became aware of as many as two, maybe three, potential victims alleging sexual misconduct by the House speaker. Hastert last month was indicted and charged with violating federal banking laws and lying to FBI investigators. According to the indictment, Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in 2010 to a…

Dell’s affordable Ubuntu-powered Inspiron laptops take aim at Chromebooks – PCWorld

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Dell has been expanding their line of Linux laptops in recent months, offering Ubuntu editions of a MacBook Pro competitor and the XPS 13 thin – and – light ultrabook. But those two particular notebooks are pricey. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you’re in luck—Dell recently rolled out several inexpensive Ubuntu laptops that compete with Chromebooks and cheap Windows laptops. Inspiron 14 3000 Series The Inspiron 14 3000 Series…

Where to get a free doughnut on National Doughnut Day, plus boozy doughnuts – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

If you’re a doughnut lover, you understand the need to celebrate fried dough daily. Because there are few things better than an apple fritter, a glazed doughnut or a cruller fresh out of the fryer.  lRelated Daily Dish 6 great doughnut recipes See all related If you’re looking for an excuse to buy a dozen for the office (not like you need one), today is National Doughnut Day. The Salvation…

Gigabyte’s Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on) – Pocket-lint.com

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Gigabyte Aorus X5 is billed as “Earth’s most powerful 15-inch” laptop in the company’s official literature. That’s a bold statement for any manufacturer to claim and so Pocket-lint went to have a look at this gaming behemoth at this year’s Computex show in Taipei. Does the X5 live up to the hype? Let’s start with the basics: the Gigabyte Aorus X5 is a gaming laptop that you could get…

Review: Holly Herndon, With Laptops, at the Wick – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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2015 iMac release date rumours, specs, price & features: new Broadwell … – Macworld UK

Friday, June 05, 2015

It’s been about 20 months since Apple last updated the non-Retina versions of the iMac (if you don’t include the new cheaper iMac which Apple introduced in June 2014 – now a year old). The big surprise was that Apple has left the non-Retina iMacs untouched, while recently adding a new, cheaper 27in Retina model to its line up. The new Retina model costs £1,599 (the same price as Apple’s…

Steve Reinboldt, an Alleged Sex Abuse Victim of Dennis Hastert – ABC News

Friday, June 05, 2015

The late Steve Reinboldt was the student equipment manager on the high school wrestling team coached by Dennis Hastert in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Reinboldt’s sister, Jolene, said that years later, her brother told her Hastert had sexually abused him throughout his high school years. Hastert, already indicted for alleged paying off another purported victim of his “misconduct,” has not responded…

‘Dividing Americans': Potential GOP rivals assail Clinton over fiery voting law … – Fox News

Friday, June 05, 2015

Accusing her of “dividing Americans” and political pandering, several of Hillary Clinton’s potential Republican rivals fired back Friday after the Democratic frontrunner accused them of trying to make it more difficult for Americans — particularly minorities and young people — to vote.  Clinton spoke Thursday at Texas Southern University, an historically black institution in Houston. In one of her most partisan speeches as a White House candidate, she directly criticized…

Malala trial: ‘Secret’ acquittals raise further doubts – BBC News

Friday, June 05, 2015

Malala Yousafzai was shot by Taliban gunmen after campaigning for education rights It didn’t take long for the news to spread around Pakistan’s fiercely competitive media, and then the world: 10 men had been convicted over the murder of Malala Yousafzai and sentenced to life. The only problem? It wasn’t true. Only two of the 10 were found guilty. Was it a calculated leak? Or did officials simply neglect to…

Tariq Aziz was Saddam’s voice through war and crises – Reuters

Friday, June 05, 2015

Through long years of conflict and crisis in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Tariq Aziz was his master’s voice to the outside world – an urbane, cigar-smoking diplomat who relayed Saddam’s tough and uncompromising stance to his enemies. In the months leading up to the 199 1 Gulf War, when U.S.-led troops drove Iraqi occupation forces out of Kuwait, the silver-haired foreign minister took center stage, refusing to give ground in the…

Microdia introduces microSD with laptop-sized storage – PCWorld

Friday, June 05, 2015

Last September, SanDisk announced a premium SD card with an insane 512GB of storage space. Now, flash storage maker Microdia has matched that–on a microSD. The Hong Kong-based company is showing off its ultra compact storage device at Computex this week. Such a massive amount of storage in something that’s about the size of a fingernail won’t come cheap. SanDisk’s 512GB SD card had an MSRP of $800 at launch….

Gigabyte’s Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on) – Pocket-lint.com

Friday, June 05, 2015

The Gigabyte Aorus X5 is billed as “Earth’s most powerful 15-inch” laptop in the company’s official literature. That’s a bold statement for any manufacturer to claim and so Pocket-lint went to have a look at this gaming behemoth at this year’s Computex show in Taipei. Does the X5 live up to the hype? Let’s start with the basics: the Gigabyte Aorus X5 is a gaming laptop that you could get…

Bay Area and Cleveland newspaper pages from the NBA Finals – San Jose Mercury News

Friday, June 05, 2015

See newspaper pages chronicling the Warriors and Cavaliers quest for the NBA title

Compare newspaper front pages from The Plain Dealer, San Jose Mercury … – cleveland.com

Friday, June 05, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Check out the gallery above featuring special section and front pages from the metropolitan newspapers that are covering the 2015 NBA Finals, including The Plain Dealer, San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News. The Plain Dealer’s cover illustrates just how devastating the Cavaliers’ 108-100 loss to Golden State in Game 1 was. Photographers captured the moment point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a knee injury that left his…

Digital Journalism: The Next Generation – The New York Review of Books

Friday, June 05, 2015

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times/Redux Jonah Peretti (left), cofounder and chief executive of BuzzFeed, with Ben Smith (center), its editor in chief, New York City, August 2014 1. It was with great anticipation that I arrived for my appointment at the editorial offices of BuzzFeed on West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Among journalists, no other website has stirred more interest, resentment, or envy. “Why BuzzFeed Is the Most Important…